English 2 EOC Review

characterize
to describe someone’s character by exposing their traits
conflict
a disagreement; struggle
structure
the skeleton, the foundation of a work
point of view
the perspective from which a story is viewed or told. 3rd person omniscient: out of it and functioning like a God. 3rd person limited: out of it and looking in through the point of view of only one character
theme
the overall word or sentence that sums up a story
purpose
an author’s reason for writing something; intent to.
tone
the way that the author portrays something, used as a synonym for attitude
attitude
how a writer or character feels about a given subject, character, someone else, etc.
perspective
viewpoint, or way of seeing something; how you, a character, sees something
irony
the qualities of something thought to go our way, but goes the opposite
diction
speech; selection of a word or vocabulary for a text
argument
disagreement; organized attempt to persuade an audience to accept a certain opinion or belief
oxymoron
a two word contradiction
metaphor
a comparison that doesn’t use the words like or as
symbol
something that represents something else
motif
an idea that appears most in a story
simile
a comparison that uses like or as
emphasize
to make something seem important
imagery
the act of painting a sensual experience inside of you; using every sense
explain
to elaborate on something and to support it
rhyme scheme
that pattern of end rhyme in a poem
stanza
a poetic paragraph
personification
giving human characteristics to inanimate objects/animals
connotation
associations that a word has been given by popular and/or historical use, (usually negative)
objective
writing with out bias; simply defining
subjective
biased writing
dialogue
conversation between characters
inference
prediction, a drawn conclusion supported by details
insight
understanding without supporting details
figurative language
use of a simile, metaphor, personification, symbols
climactic
an event that relates to or is the climax, note worthy because of a significant change
resolution
a solution to the conflict. The last note worthy change
complications
things that prevent something from going smoothly
atmosphere
“Sense” of the setting; it is often used as a synonym for mood
setting
the location of where the story takes place; physical surroundings
mood
the overall way that the story makes you feel; synonym for atmosphere
text
the writing in a piece of literature; piece of writing
rhetoric
a writer with a purpose working a subject for an audience
appeal
an attempt to reach you emotionally, logically, or by virtue.
diction
speech; selection of a word or vocabulary for a text